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Samuel John Cox

"The reputation of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) as Australia’s centre of excellence for education in strategy and defence inspired me to uproot my life from Perth and move to Canberra to pursue postgraduate study”.

Jayden Evett

“Studying diplomacy has long been a goal of mine. My passion for communication and connecting people translates naturally to the diplomatic studies, a unique practice-driven disciple grounded in experience-based education”.

 Xueyin Zha

Xueyin Zha

Zha came to the Australian National University (ANU) after living and studying in several countries. Having studied sociology and history in her undergraduate degree in the United States, she wanted to bring her analytical skills closer to policy applications.

Tommy Sheng Hao Chai

“It is my lifelong goal to be a strategist in international relations. I, just as others, want to prevent history from repeating itself. I envision a regional order where states can conduct affairs without needing to resort to force”.

Allison Kephart

“As someone who hopes to work throughout Asia and the Pacific as a future career path, it was invaluable to get such a multifaceted understanding of the region through both my coursework and the political exposure provided by being in Canberra and amongst students from across the region”.

Georgie Hicks

To anyone with a STEM background looking to study International Relations: don’t be put off by the potentially daunting switch from the world of scientific facts and quantified uncertainty to the inexact, subjective world of politics. It can be hard to make that cognitive switch at first, but learning to think and write in different ways and understanding global forces can only help with your endeavours, even if those endeavours remain in the realm of science.

Jamal Nabulsi

Jamal came to study at ANU for the opportunity to learn from world-leading academics. Soon after commencing his study, Jamal began to work as a Policy Analyst at the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Patrick Griffiths

"With its focus on the intersection of history, culture and politics, a Master in International Relations at ANU became a pretty clear choice. I chose ANU because of its proximity to government in Canberra and its high international rankings".

Lachlan King

During his short 18-month degree Lachlan completed four internships: at the Embassy of Egypt, the Embassy of Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy and the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA).

Henry Strong

Henry’s story at ANU is extraordinary. He decided to study his Master of Diplomacy (MDIPL) and move to Canberra from Tasmania. “I quickly concluded that ANU is the only place in Australia to study international affairs, diplomacy and politics. The proximity to government and diplomacy is extremely beneficial”.


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